Saturday, May 7, 2011

Celebrating Mother's Day

Once again it is Mother's Day and that brings to mind thoughts of my mom.  She has been gone for several years now.  She passed away very quickly and unexpectedly and I realized just after she was gone that she left a hole unlike any other, after all she is the one person who had been in my life longer then any other, besides my dad.  My memories of her bring a smile to my face though and that is good.  Then my thoughts go to my own children and the wonder of having them and now my grandkids in my life.  That leads me to wanting to share a couple Mother's Day cards with you.

 This first one was created with all Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker papers.  I love this collection of "Something for Everyone" papers, the soft blues have such a feminine look to them. 
 The flourish was cut out of one of the patterned papers and then added to the card with foam tape, which gives it some added dimension.  I also coated parts of the flourish with Aleene's Paper Glaze, I love the epoxy look that it gives.
 Next is the card I created for the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions blog for this last week.  The papers are by BoBunny and yes, they were designed more for Valentines Day but I thought the red and pinks were great for a Mother's Day theme. 
The butterfly is a great die that Kreaxions offers and the little scallop border was created with one of their 4-in-1 punches. 

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

MOTHER card
Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Foundations/Canvas/Core’dinations
Patterned paper and mini alphabet stickers - Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®
Foam tape – 3M
Self adhesive pearls- Recollections
Sand It Gadget - Core'dinations

REDEEM FOR LOVE card
Materials list:

Cardstock – Core Impressions/Core’dinations
Patterned paper- BoBunny
Butterfly die – Kreaxions
4-in-1 punch 303 - Kreaxions
Self adhesive pearls- Queen & Co.
Sand It Gadget - Core'dinations

10 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I soooooooooo love love love these Linda!! Just GORGEOUS! Happy Mothers Day! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Lindalou said...

That blue Mother's Day card is just beautiful. So sorry your Mother is gone, but I'm glad thinking about her makes you smile. I'm so glad I still have mine and can't imagine a world without her.

Happy Mother's Day Linda

Nati Tristan said...

I'm so sorry that your mom has passed. Your card is beautiful! I hope that she has a wonderful Mother's day in heaven looking down at her beautiful and talented daughter. Happy Mother's Day to you too!

Diana said...

Stunning blue card. Pearls just set it off. Always love coming for a visit! I have a new web site! www.thestudio56.com

Margie H said...

Stunning cards, Linda!

I am sure your mother is smiling down on you today as you celebrate and reflect on this day :0)

Have a wonderful day and thank you for sharing such wonderful inspiration!

Pam Wendt said...

Oh Linda, both cards are absolutely beautiful! Thank you for your special blog post :o)

Heidi Van Laar said...

These are both so beautiful!

Happy Mother's Day Linda!

(-: Heidi

Cheryl Nelson said...

What perfectly lovely cards and what a perfectly lovely post! I hope your Mother's Day was just fabulous!

Connie said...

lovely card!!!

Andrea Amu said...

Great card designs, Linda!
I love that butterfly punch!

Hope your Mother's Day was very special, even though you were missing your mom! It's hard to be totally happy on those occassions when our loved ones can't be with us, and I understand!